Level: Intermediate Do you love improv, but have not tried it in English yet? You would love to, but it also
Do you love improv, but have not tried it in English yet? You would love to, but it also scares you? Or maybe you have tried it already, but didn’t feel that comfortable? This workshop is designed for improvisers who are new to improvising in English. We will play improv games and scenes in English and slowly get comfortable with the use of this language. This course will give you the confidence to improvise in English and book further workshops and classes in English. This super elective is designed for students with some improv experience who have not yet improvised in English.
Improvising in English
Getting comfortable with the language
Learning that your English is good enough
Tips and tricks as a second-language improviser
Min. participants 6, max. participants 14. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.
This intermediate super-elective runs four Wednesdays 5th May – 26th May, 5 – 7.00 pm BST
We offer scholarships for all online courses in order to make sure that the fun and community of improvisation is available to as many people as possible across the globe.
Scholarships are available for all online courses.
You are encouraged to apply if you would not normally be able to:
Afford these courses
Or be unlikely to attend a course for any other reason
No set criteria
Apply for any course that is live on the Maydays or Nursery website.
Intermediate (3/6 months+) These classes will be opportunities to add tools to your growing toolbox. Normally these classes will expect players to be confident playing scenes. These classes will provide practice and specific new skills.
NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.
(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marie de Waal is a native German speaker and has been improvising since 2014, when she started in Sweden with a group consisting of all second-language English speakers. Based in London, she has trained as an improv teacher with The Improv Place, Laura Doorneweerd-Perry and Rise Comedy, among others. Marie is the resident coach of ISL – Improv as a Second Language and facilitates improv workshops for second-language speakers on a regular basis. Marie is also an experienced performer and the director of Spicebox!, which started as a Nursery Online Original.
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